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Assistant Program Manager – Teen Science Café Program

Location: Washington, DC (George Washington Universtity)

Reports to: Program Manager (Washington DC)

Employment: Seasonal, Non-Exempt

Dates: July 8th – August 3rd (Monday – Friday 8:30am – 3:00pm. 1hr. unpaid lunch break)

About LETS GO Boys and Girls, Inc.

LETS GO Boys and Girls (LETS GO) is a nonprofit organization committed to creating economic success for underserved and marginalized communities through STEM education and workforce development. We firmly believe that the students we serve today will be the technology leaders of tomorrow. In partnership with Title 1 K-12 schools and youth organizations, we build equitable, relevant, and engaging programs that prepare historically excluded students for the STEM-powered workforce. At the center of all our decisions and actions are our core values: compassion, equity, collaboration, results-driven, courage to change and integrity.

We are seeking an Assistant Program Manager to join our dedicated team to implement STEM Education and Workforce readiness activities for youth participants of our Teen Science Café program, soliciting ongoing community input and feedback. The successful candidate must be based in or near Washinton DC, comfortable working with high school age youth and able to effectively collaborate with community partners.

About Teen Science Café

The 4-week, summer LETS GO Teen Science Café (TSC) Program engages high school students in STEM and leadership activities. Students collaborate with leaders and STEM experts on presentations and hands-on STEM activities to launch the first youth-led Café in Washington DC in August. Teens take the lead in planning and executing the TSC event, fostering teamwork, leadership, and communication skills, while gaining experience in financial planning, decision-making, and public relations.

Teen Science Cafés serve as collaborative hubs where teenagers, along with adult mentors and STEM experts, synergize to curate engaging presentations and hands-on activities. Every Café is meticulously orchestrated by the teens, providing a low stake setting for their peers to delve into cutting edge scientific subjects. Guided by adult mentors, youth are organized into teams responsible for all aspects of the Café, including programming, outreach, logistics, and event coordination.

The LET’S GO Teen Science Café Assistant Manager serves and supports high school-aged youth participants during their summer job experience as a member of the Teen Science Café. The TSCN assistant manager will assume in-person responsibilities: Monday through Friday 8:30 am – 3:00 pm with 8 high school-aged youth participants. Each day begins with check-ins, intention setting, and physical exercises. The morning revolves around working on their Café teams. In the afternoon, youth engage in weekly STEM courses such as forensic science, 3D printing, coding, AI, & environmental science. The program also focuses on college and career readiness with workshops on budgeting, resume writing, study skills, & healthy habits. Weekly college/industry tours provide invaluable exposure. Our approach ensures a fun, holistic & enriching journey, equipping youth with essential life and STEM-related skills.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

· Pilot the 1st Teen Science Café Program, based on the National Teen Science Café Model

· Coordinate daily and weekly schedules for youth programming and assist with day-to day tasks

· Maintain positive relationships and communication with TSC teen leaders, their families, STEM experts, and other summer program site staff.

· Guide youth in the coordinating logistics related to the culminating Teen Science Café event including planning, training, and material preparation.

· Support organization-wide communications team in the development of Washington DC focused stories, press releases and testimonials.

· Chaperone field trips and site visits to colleges, museums and STEM expert work sites.

· Lead and instruct STEM programs and workforce development workshops (training will be provided by LETS GO)

· Support program evaluation efforts, including attendance logs, data collection, and survey administration

Additional Requirements:

· Must have reliable transportation

· Must be able to pass a mandatory criminal background check

Preference given to candidates with the following qualifications and characteristics:

· 21 years or older strongly preferred

· Graduated High School or GED (minimum). Pursuing a bachelor’s degree in education, social services, counseling or a STEM/STEM-related field (preferred)

· Minimum 6-months experience working in education, youth development, or another student support setting

· Experience working with high school age youth preferred

· Experience working with STEM and/or college and career readiness curriculum/activities preferred

· Solid time management and organizational skills

· Well-developed interpersonal skills

· Creative and flexible approach to problem-solving

Application Deadline: Interviews will start the week of June 17th. Applications will be accepted until June 25th.

To Apply:

All LETS GO hiring is contingent upon successful state and federal background check clearance. To apply, submit a Cover Letter and Resume to with ‘TSC Assistant Program Manager’ as the subject line.

This full-time hourly position offers the following benefits:

· Compensation: $27 per hour

· Professional Development

There is no Paid Time Off (Holiday, Sick Leave…)

No phone calls will be accepted regarding this position. Learn more about LET’S GO Boys and Girls at LET’S GO is an equal opportunity employer and committed to diversity in the workplace.

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